PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Detectives with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office are at a home allegedly connected to missing person Kathleen Moore, who was last seen Nov. 29 in the Carmel Avenue area of New Port Richey.
Authorities say the home they are investigating belongs to Moore’s boyfriend.
On Friday, 8 On Your Side spoke with Jessica Brumett, a close friend of 34-year-old Kathleen Moore, who said they have known each other for 23 years.
Brumett said the last time she heard from Moore was the Sunday after Thanksgiving when the two chatted on Facebook Messenger. According to Brumett, Moore was at a friend’s house in Largo but left her car there and went with an on and off again boyfriend back to his home in New Port Richey.
Brummett said that Moore got into an argument with her boyfriend Sunday night and was trying to leave. She added that Moore FaceTimed another friend saying she was waiting for an Uber.
The PCSO says she was last seen at that home on Nov. 29, around 1 a.m.
Brumett told 8 On Your Side a homeless man searching for food allegedly found Kathleen’s cell phone in a dumpster behind a Walgreens near the boyfriend’s home. She claims her mother spoke with the homeless man and recorded the interaction. The cracked cell phone was reportedly turned over to deputies.
A Pasco County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed to 8 On Your Side they have recovered Moore’s cell phone.
On Friday afternoon, investigators were searching the Pasco County Landfill in Spring Hill in connection to Moore’s disappearance.
Moore is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a long black shirt, black jeans and black shoes.
If you have any information on Moore’s whereabouts, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7.